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Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence

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When most people think of domestic violence, images of battered women or abused children come to mind. But there is another side to this issue that is not as familiar--abused men. This unique book is the first to comprehensively examine this important but neglected social issue. Already praised by a diverse spectrum of readers--from Dear Abby's Abigail Van Buren, to the na ...more
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published September 30th 1997 by Greenwood Press (first published September 1st 1997)
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Rebecca McNutt
NOTE: This book is not anti-feminist, nor does it try to whitewash domestic violence towards women. It is, however, absolutely right to point out that domestic violence needs to stop being about gender.

Abused Men is a rare book. Very little is done to discuss domestic violence towards men, or the stigma of seeking help. There is in many societies an attitude that men should just "be men" and suck it up if their spouse or girlfriend beats them, talks down to them or blackmails them. Can you imagi
Aug 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: abuse victims, mental health providers, those with an interest in dyfunctional behavior
For me, this book was a journey into an alien world without resorting to science fiction. I've had no experience with abusive relationships personally and have not had much interaction with anyone in this kind of relationship. It was extremely educational, and I got a much better picture of behaviors and interactions, that honestly, strike me as very very strange. Beyond opening up the strange world of abusive relationships, this book has additional fascinating features.

To begin with, there is
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have recently been looking for information and books with regard to abused men.

This book is much needed and was the best I have found (only found 3)

The media has to stop looking away when men are abused.

Abuse in not gender specific, and in a way, as a mom, it more horrifying when its directed at a man, when that man is your son.
Maria Casey
Dec 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Read for my thesis on this topic.
Nov 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
I think that the subject of this book is very important but unfortunately I found it to be repetitive and dull. Beyond that I wasn't able to finish the book because there were 15 pages missing throughout the last chapter. I was very surprised when I saw this, not that they had been removed or anything they simple weren't printed in the book. If you are interested in the subject I would definitely suggest you look elsewhere for information.
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was a time when there were no resources for women, when it was assumed women couldn’t be victims of spousal abuse. When shelters and crisis lines began opening up, we started to see just how prevalent the problem had been all along.

I believe we’re now at that juncture for men. There are no publicly funded shelters for battered men because there appears to be no need, but when violence surveys are conducted there are clearly female perpetrators and male victims. Males face many barriers to
Dec 04, 2013 marked it as to-read
I want to read !!
Oct 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Very informative, and eye opening.
Aceso Under Glass
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it
his suggestion for couples counseling goes against everything i have heard for abuse victims.
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book grabbed my attention with stats and current trends of domestic abuse against men. To date, I believe it is still the most thorough book on the subject, and used to educate authorities and law enforcement. Not only is the topic of physical abuse addressed, but emotional and verbal, which is far more common from women against men. The author painfully and accurately describes how hard it is for men to come forward with abuse, how law enforcement is not always receptive, and how so much i ...more
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great resource and informative. Provides a balancing perspective on domestic violence with the hope of empowerment and healing for both women and men.
Dr. Chad Newton, PhD-HRD
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gender-studies
A clearly needed subject for all human and social scientists to investigate!
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: research-purpose
will use as reference for more research paper
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